Loretto at the UN
Loretto Community is an NGO (non-governmental organization) accredited with consultative status at the United Nations. The Loretto at the UN office works to disseminate information to the Loretto Community about issues being addressed at the United Nations and around the world. The NGO office also leverages the knowledge base of the Loretto Community for effective advocacy work with U.N. Member States and U.N. agencies. Having an office at the United Nations allows Loretto to advocate for human rights, Earth rights and a social-justice-oriented framework for creating international policy.
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Beth Blissman reports that Loretto at the UN wrapped up 2019 by welcoming Sister Mary Akuoku FST from Ghana for a brief, yet enjoyable visit. The United Nations turned 75…Read More
The 2019-20 Loretto Volunteer placed with Loretto at the UN is Amy Maltz. Amy was raised in Salem, Oregon but moved to Southern California to attend college at the University…Read More
This fall has brought constant preparation and activity for Loretto at the UN. Much attention is being paid to our new Loretto Volunteer Amy Maltz, and we are meeting with…Read More
“I firmly believe the work we do at the United Nations is a clear expression of Loretto’s impact in the world …” Kathy Baldwin-Heitman CoL March 2019 marked the 11th…Read More
By Jean East A conference in Hudson, N.Y., provided signs of hope through the topic “Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities.” Beth Blissman and I attended the conference this past…Read More
The United Nations works through commissions, members of countries’ delegations, that join together on specific issues. For example, the Loretto Community is concerned with girls’ rights and women’s liberation, so…Read More
Since being invited to represent the Loretto Community at the United Nations 2 1/2 years ago, I have had the chance to work with numerous young people and my hope…Read More
At the recent U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (March 2019), Loretto at the UN co-sponsored a parallel event entitled “Breakthrough in Transforming Patriarchy: The Promise of Gender Equity…Read More
Loretto at the UN was so grateful to be able to host more than 30 Loretto/BVM students, teachers, volunteers and guests for the UN’s 63rd Commission on the Status of…Read More
It may surprise you to know of the many newsletters that have sprung up from various working groups within the Loretto Community. Below is a list for your information. If…Read More
In March as we celebrated Women’s Month, the United Nations recognized International Women’s Day on March 8, with the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.” This theme…Read More